YOGI BEAR “alternate ending” better than entire actual film

Sean Hunter

by: Sean Hunter
December 13th, 2010

*Warning this video contains spoilers for THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES: BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD*

If the tease of "JESSE JAMES" and YOGI BEAR in the same post don't get your mouth watering, I worry for your sanity. YOGI BEAR releases this Friday and features the voice talents of Dan Aykroyd and Justin Timberlake playing Yogi and Booboo. Already, YOGI BEAR is on track to become one of the weakest releases this year with its best reviews calling it "average".

THE ASSASINATION OF JESSE JAMES was one of the most underrated films of the last decade, so what the hell does it have in common with YOGI BEAR? A crafty animator put together an alternate ending to YOGI BEAR which parodies JESSE JAMES. Where's your pick-a-nic basket now, bitch?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6w0r-ScEG4&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

I always knew that Booboo was unstable, probably because he talks like he's got a pill addiction. The video was made by Edmund Earle (who looks like Kenny G with a straight-iron). Not only is the short a nearly shot-for-shot remake of the climactic assassination scene from JESSE JAMES but it's also a brilliant metaphor.

As I mentioned before, Yogi is voiced by Dan Aykroyd in the film and Booboo by Justin Timberlake. What could be more poetic than Justin Timberlake pulling a gun on Dan Aykroyd's worst work to date and pulling the trigger? Symbolic career death, that's what YOGI BEAR has always meant to me, someones just finally saying it out loud.

Now if only someone could patch together a video of the Smurfs killing each other off ala RESERVOIR DOGS I will finally be happy.

Source The Wall Street Journal (Yeah, The Journal is doing puff pieces on viral videos about animated bear deaths, but whatever...)

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